Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks

Compile and record employee time and payroll data. May compute employees' time worked, production, and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions, or prepare paychecks. Excludes "Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks" (43-3031).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
170,400 0.7 % $19.16 $39,850 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.20 $15.20 $18.59 $22.57 $27.48
Annual Wage (2) $25,370 $31,610 $38,670 $46,950 $57,150


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 13,190 0.62 $20.17 $41,960
Elementary and Secondary Schools 10,900 0.13 $19.15 $39,830
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 9,950 1.13 $17.88 $37,190
Local Government (OES Designation) 9,340 0.17 $20.10 $41,800
Employment Services 8,560 0.26 $18.25 $37,960

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 9,950 1.13 $17.88 $37,190
Office Administrative Services 3,150 0.72 $19.09 $39,700
Management of Companies and Enterprises 13,190 0.62 $20.17 $41,960
Footwear Manufacturing 70 0.49 $17.83 $37,090
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 1,440 0.48 $19.25 $40,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures (8) (8) $32.52 $67,650
Postal Service 170 0.03 $26.44 $54,990
Support Activities for Water Transportation 280 0.30 $26.41 $54,920
Other Information Services 210 0.11 $26.11 $54,310
Oil and Gas Extraction 210 0.11 $24.92 $51,830


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 22,160 1.51 1.17 $21.33 $44,370
Texas 15,460 1.42 1.10 $18.29 $38,040
New York 10,410 1.21 0.94 $20.62 $42,880
Pennsylvania 8,400 1.49 1.16 $18.44 $38,360
Illinois 6,620 1.16 0.90 $19.98 $41,570




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 3,700 1.96 1.53 $16.69 $34,720
Kansas 2,410 1.80 1.40 $18.61 $38,710
Alaska 560 1.74 1.35 $22.09 $45,950
Oklahoma 2,630 1.69 1.31 $17.09 $35,550
Vermont 490 1.64 1.28 $18.36 $38,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 740 1.12 0.87 $26.03 $54,140
Massachusetts 4,140 1.27 0.99 $22.10 $45,970
Alaska 560 1.74 1.35 $22.09 $45,950
Connecticut 2,100 1.28 1.00 $21.95 $45,660
California 22,160 1.51 1.17 $21.33 $44,370





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,790 1.11 0.86 $21.64 $45,010
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,540 1.39 1.09 $21.38 $44,470
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,260 1.54 1.20 $19.15 $39,820
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,160 1.12 0.87 $20.88 $43,430
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,390 1.58 1.23 $20.90 $43,460
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,730 1.48 1.15 $20.08 $41,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,730 1.52 1.19 $21.08 $43,850
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,470 1.07 0.83 $20.14 $41,900
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,250 0.95 0.74 $23.93 $49,780
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,220 1.53 1.19 $22.92 $47,670